LFE Colloquium talk by Dr. Bahar Koymen

29. October 2019

On Tuesday, October 29, 2019, a new Research Colloquium takes place at the LFE. Dr. Bahar Koymen (Manchester University, Developmental Psychology) will give a talk.

The colloquium is entitled “Children’s reasoning”.

When? Tuesday, October 29, 2019 | 2pm – 4 pm

Recent accounts argue that “reasoning” – in the sense of explicating reasons for actions or conclusions – is a fundamentally social skill enabling two or more people to produce and evaluate one another’s arguments to reach joint decisions (Mercier & Sperber, 2011; Tomasello, 2019). In this talk I will present series of studies in which young children produce and evaluate reasons with peer partners to reach joint decisions. The findings suggest that children as young as 3-year-olds are able to reason with others (e.g., critique another person’s reasoning); they get better at reasoning in late preschool ages; and they eventually become very “strategic” reasoners at school ages. Overall, these results support the view of children’s joint reasoning as a fundamentally cooperative enterprise aimed at making joint rational decisions.

Where? Leipzig University, Marschnerstraße 31, House 3, Room 301 („Turmzimmer”), D-04109 Leipzig

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